Commissioner Giulietti Receives Distinguished Service Award from APTA

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CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti Receives the Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Transportation Affiliation

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The Connecticut Division of Transportation (CTDOT) at the moment introduced that Commissioner Joseph Giulietti acquired the Distinguished Service Award from the American Public Transportation Affiliation (APTA) for his 50-plus years of service within the transportation trade. He’s one in every of 9 APTA award recipients in 2022 throughout numerous classes. Commissioner Giulietti acquired the Distinguished Service Award for his imaginative and prescient, management, and dedication to public transportation. 


“I’m honored and humbled to obtain the Distinguished Service Award from APTA. My first job in transportation was in 1971 taking tickets on the trains from New Haven to New York. I by no means dreamed in that second that transportation can be a profession that spanned the subsequent six many years,” mentioned CTDOT Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “I’m grateful to APTA and our companions which can be making a distinction within the communities we serve. I’m so appreciative of the work my pals and colleagues do every single day to make transportation extra accessible and handy for all customers.”


The 2022 APTA Awards acknowledge organizations and leaders within the public transportation trade in North America who’ve demonstrated vital management, are excellent position fashions of excellence, and whose accomplishments and improvements have significantly superior public transportation.


A 51-year veteran of the general public transportation trade and a local of New Haven, Conn., Commissioner Giulietti started his profession in 1971 with Penn Central Railroad as a brakeman and conductor whereas he was nonetheless in faculty. In 1978, he grew to become a street foreman with Conrail (the successor company to Penn Central) and joined the newly shaped Metro-North Railroad in 1983 as superintendent of transportation, and later grew to become engineer of observe for the Harlem and Hudson traces. Commissioner Giulietti then served as Deputy Government Director after which Government Director of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) from 1998 to 2014.


After 14 years a SFRTA, Giulietti was tapped by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to function President of Metro-North and return it to a tradition of security, after a sequence of derailments and different mishaps. Throughout his tenure at Metro-North, rail ridership reached an all-time document of 86.1 million, giving a major enhance to the financial well being of the area the railroad serves. He retired from Metro-North in 2017 after which labored as an unbiased trade guide.


He was nominated as CTDOT Commissioner by Governor Ned Lamont in January 2019 and confirmed by the Connecticut Common Meeting a month later. Commissioner Giulietti led 3,000-plus CTDOT staff by the COVID-19 pandemic, the place public transportation continued to run and was by no means shut down. CTDOT capital investments and infrastructure tasks additionally continued as deliberate through the pandemic.


The American Public Transportation Affiliation (APTA) is a nonprofit worldwide affiliation of members who’re engaged in all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the general public curiosity by offering secure, environment friendly, and economical transit companies and merchandise.


Commissioner Giulietti and different award winners will probably be celebrated at a particular occasion later this fall. For extra data on the 2022 APTA awards, go to

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